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Ar Cnan 'S Ar Cel Na Rosan
   
Credits: D. MacKillop
   
Appears On: Ar Cnan 'S Ar Cel (compilation)
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Shuidh i ri m' thaobh She sat beside me
Aig cl ar dachaigh Behind our home
A' ghrian 's i gun neul The cloudless sun
A' siaradh a null Was shining down
Ach bha neul 'nar smuain But the cloud in our thoughts
A' toirt bhuainn a beannachd Deprived us of all its blessings
'S gun sunnd gun do shuidh sinn And we sat without joy, close together
Greiseag bheag dlth For a short while
   
'S gach flr a bha mun cuairt And every one of the flowers around us
Gu snuadhmhor fallain So beautiful and healthy
Chuir agus dh' raich Her own hands had planted
A lmhan le mirn And reared with joy
O nach truagh i bhith falbh Oh how sad that she must go away
'S 'ga fgail uile And leave them all behind
Mo rsain luraich My lovely little rose
nach fuirich thu leam Won't you stay with me?
   
Sheall i le truas As she looked with regret
Air an tuar 'san coltas On all that beauty
Is mhothaich i 'n crdh She noticed the pain
A bha 'na mo shil That was in my eyes
Ach 'se thuirt i rium But she only said
"Tha na rsan maiseach "The lovely roses are losing
A' call an lannair ann Their bloom in the shadow
An dubhar a' chil Of the back of the garden
   
'S nuair a sheargas am blth And when their blossoms wither
Tog an ird iad uile Lift them all
Is cuir iad an it And plant them somewhere
Far am faic iad a' ghrian Where they can see the sun
Is ch thu 'san t-samhradh And then in summer you will see them
Greann am maise In all their beauty
Ach a ghaoil, chan fhaic mis' iad But darling, I won't see them
'S mi 'n impis bhith triall" For I must soon pass on"
   
Shuidh i ri m' thaobh She sat beside me
Aig cl ar dachaigh Behind our home
A' ghrian 's i gun neul The cloudless sun
A' siaradh a null Was shining down
Ach bha neul 'nar smuain But the cloud in our thoughts
A' toirt bhuainn a beannachd Deprived us of all its blessings
'S gun sunnd gun do shuidh sinn And we sat without joy, close together
Greiseag bheag dlth For a short while